Medical College of Wisconsin

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Bioethics (Online)


8701 Watertown Plank Road

Milwaukee, WI 53226

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificates in Clinical Bioethics, Maser of Arts Bioethics

Format: Online

Program Description:

The MCW Center for the Study of Bioethics has been a pioneer in bioethics and research ethics education and remains a leader in these fields with a proven record of excellence.  The Center offers a Maser of Arts degree in Bioethics.  The MA program can be completed through either a traditional or executive-style curriculum.  The traditional curriculum offers on-campus students small class sizes and access to diverse clinical experiences on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.  The executive-style curriculum has a proven record of excellence and innovation in distance education.  In addition to online coursework, distance-learning students participate in a two-week summer intensive session on campus.
Certificate–Clinical Bioethics
Gain an essential introduction to the philosophical, legal, and clinical foundations of bioethics with this Certificate program.  This program consists of four courses that are offered online.
Certificate-Research Ethics
Build an understanding of human subjects, research regulations and their historical foundations, and explore current topics in research ethics through this Certificate program.  This program consists of four courses that are offered online. 
Certificate–AMA & Bioethics
Physicians wishing to expand their background and knowledge of medical ethics and physician professionalism without leaving their clinical life behind should consider pursuing this program.  Since 2003, the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association (AMA) and MCW have been offering the AMA-MCW Online Fellowship in Physician Ethics and Professionalism, which consists of four online courses (12 credits) and a four-day onsite visit to the AMA headquarters in Chicago during the annual AMA House of Delegates meeting.


Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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